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I just wrote "The Hobbit" in C#
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Took me three weeks (and seemed like a good idea at the time as I didn't know C# and I didn't know XAML).

It is built as two Assemblies, one containing the core engine and game world definition (which can be run standalone as a pure text console application) and a second assembly that contains a windows GUI.

It essentially does all the same stuff as the ZX Spectrum original, with some very minor differences. Yes, you can type "TAKE EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE SWORD THEN VICIOUSLY ATTACK THE GOBLIN AND RUN NORTH" and it will know what you are talking about.

It is roughly 9000 lines of C#, but that's a bit misleading as it includes comments and blank lines. I'd say about a third of the total is "world building" (locations, items, behaviours, timers, etc) and the rest is parser/engine and GUI.

Yes, I do have too much time on my hands. S'pose I should make a web-enabled version of it, just so I learn how to do that with Microsoft rubbish as well...

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Posted on: 6/5 2:51:06

Edited by Stu on 2014/6/5 3:05:57


Re: New Book Releases
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Well, it looks like the facsimile Hobbit ain't happening this year. Pushed back by another year. Sigh.

Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below was changed by the supplier, and we need to provide you with a new estimated delivery date based on the new release date:

Tolkien, J. R. R. "The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition"
Estimated arrival date: July 01 2015 - July 06 2015

Posted on: 6/5 2:40:32


Re: New Book Releases
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Laurin666 wrote:
There will be an American boxed pocked edition of the Hobbit & LotR: four leatherette books in a leatherette bound box.

https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/the-ho ... t-boxed-set-9780544445789
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-Lord ... -1&keywords=9780544445789

What do you think?


I must admit, I'm not a fan of materials that masquerade as other materials, so leatherette is a bit of a no-no for me.

Posted on: 6/3 15:03:44


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Khamûl wrote:
I just got the standard Hb of Beowulf yesterday from SpeedyHen. Yip, agreed Trotter --Yodel can be a real pain. (When I lived in Aberdeen Amazon were also using them for a while a few years back; they got a lot of complaints I gather & stopped using them.) In this case my problem is with SpeedyHen/HarperCollins though. The book had no protection in envelope it was posted in (so, just the same as Amazon then!); as a result the book jacket was scuffed & creased. I realize the jacket is designed with that aged/blackened look to the corners (a little unusual for HC), but why do HC not bubblewrap these? My guess is SpeedyHen probably received the book in this condition.

It's going back.

BH



Yeah, their packing is the usual Amazon/BD quality, so every chance of scuffs and dents. I find about 25% of orders need returning across all of those vendors due to damage in transit.

For their international eBay store orders, they seem to just use the regular mail service for delivery.

Posted on: 5/24 20:34:34


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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Seems like a candidate for a facsimile jacket if someone with an original can be found to base it off.

Posted on: 5/17 1:47:59



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